Perched on the south slope of Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill, this property commands a sweeping view of the city, Puget Sound, and the mountains. To properly capture the vista, the house is designed in reverse order with common areas on the top floor, and bedrooms below. The delicate balance between interior function and exterior aesthetic uses logic similar to a Japanese puzzle box, with blocks sliding and notching to optimize view and function—while still relating to an overall geometry. The end result is an urban geometry that greets the sidewalk and provides privacy and function to a family of four.
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